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The Plot Story: Prologue

Every story has a beginning. Yeah, and a middle and an ending, I hear you sneering, and I must stop you right there. You cannot begin a story by sneering, regardless of what you think of its opening sentence. 1,694 more words


June Reads

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Cristina Henriquez’s novel has a love story between two young adults at its core, but it is at its most fascinating when fleshing out the stories of the people who are mentioned as supporting members in the cast. 332 more words

Book Reviews

The Wise Words of Mrs W (The Second).

Howards End, for me E.M. Forster’s finest novel, was required reading for my English ‘A’ Level. I had signed up believing we would be following the Austen syllabus (I was then, and am still now, a great admirer) when, suddenly we changed teacher and he changed course. 293 more words


Review: The Celestial Omnibus and Other Tales by E.M. Forster

I received an advanced review copy of this title from Dover Publications through NetGalley.

My Review:
This brief collection of stories show the true depth of Forster’s literary talent and his ability to infuse fantasy and imagination into his writing.  741 more words


Howards End; On Beauty

In May, I showed my summer reading list to a well-read friend of mine. She said, “Did you know that this [On Beauty by… 795 more words


How to Switch Gears and Increase Tension

One of the easiest mistakes to make as a writer is to write the same thing over and over again. What happens is that we hit on a great idea to start a story (something spooky or funny or weird or sad), and then, when the story hits a lull, we double down on that idea to keep the story going ( 1,068 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

A Passage to India

Date started: 05/30/2015

Date finished: 06/22/2015

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Another one off of my original book bucket list!

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